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Old November 1st, 2014, 05:28 PM   #10081
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speeding tickets in Montana are/were $20.
If you drive very fast it`s still $20 ? There is no higher speeding tickets ?
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Old November 1st, 2014, 07:46 PM   #10082
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Old November 1st, 2014, 09:45 PM   #10083
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If you drive very fast it`s still $20 ? There is no higher speeding tickets ?
I don't know that.
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Old November 1st, 2014, 10:49 PM   #10084
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If you drive very fast it`s still $20 ? There is no higher speeding tickets ?
AFAIK but I think it is more like $70 now

Don't forget, in Montana between 1995 - 2000 approx, speed limits were German-style "reasonable and prudent" It's very big and empty place...
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 09:30 PM   #10085
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I-25, Colorado

An 11 mile segment of I-25 has been widened to six lanes between Colorado Springs and Monument. They celebrated the opening of the expanded highway today.

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Old November 3rd, 2014, 09:10 AM   #10086
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US 53 and I-35 in Duluth,Minnesota


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Old November 3rd, 2014, 04:02 PM   #10087
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What's going on in there in the middle of that interchange?
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 04:09 PM   #10088
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Reminds me of this oddity in New Jersey:

https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.2...11362&t=h&z=17
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Old November 4th, 2014, 12:47 AM   #10089
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What's going on in there in the middle of that interchange?
they spent so much money on that elevated they couldn't pass one road 12 feet higher than the other to avoid the crash zone
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Old November 4th, 2014, 01:27 AM   #10090
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Are there any plans to upgrade MN-61 to become an extension of I-35 and then link it with a Canadian segment to Thunder Bay.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 02:36 AM   #10091
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^ There are not. Traffic volumes are pretty light on Highway 61 north of Duluth to Thunder Bay.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #10092
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During the 55-65 mph federal limits (1974-1995), Montana had a 'energy wasting' charge of $5.

This 'energy wasting' charge was Montana's way of getting around the federal speed limit. You got pulled over for speeding, give the officer five dollars and off you went!

Motorists would have a stash of five dollar bills in their glove compartments to pay for this 'energy wasting charge'.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 03:59 PM   #10093
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^ There are not. Traffic volumes are pretty light on Highway 61 north of Duluth to Thunder Bay.
It drops under 10,000 vehicles per day as soon as you leave Duluth, even though it is a four-lane highway to Two Harbors. Most of the route carries 3,000 - 4,000 vehicles per day, but 1,500 vehicles per day closer to the Canadian border.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 04:05 PM   #10094
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"The autobahn"? Which one, and where exactly? What was the time of day, and did you pass it on a workday, the weekend, or a holiday?

What part of the US are you comparing that particular stretch of the Autobahn to? Rural Wyoming? The Katy Freeway in Houston?
Long time ago late 90's, my German friend and I drove around. Koln, Dusseldorf, Pennigsehl, Paderborn, Berlin, Hamburg....
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Old November 4th, 2014, 05:45 PM   #10095
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Long time ago late 90's, my German friend and I drove around. Koln, Dusseldorf, Pennigsehl, Paderborn, Berlin, Hamburg....
I guess you were lucky then, check out typical traffic at 8AM or 5PM around places like Cologne/Düsseldorf, Hamburg, or Berlin and you'll see that roads and freeways around those cities can be pretty busy. Most of the time even rush hour doesn't produce total gridlock but there aren't many US cities that suffer from totally horrendous traffic either. I found Atlanta well traversable after 8PM or on a Saturday for example.

The INRIX Scorecard is a pretty decent tool with which you can compare traffic 'severity' between different (and often disparate) cities, and you'll see that there are a number of IMO (internationally) underreported places that suffer from big delays: Belgium, Austin, Stuttgart, etc.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 10:15 AM   #10096
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I guess you were lucky then, check out typical traffic at 8AM or 5PM around places like Cologne/Düsseldorf, Hamburg, or Berlin and you'll see that roads and freeways around those cities can be pretty busy. Most of the time even rush hour doesn't produce total gridlock but there aren't many US cities that suffer from totally horrendous traffic either. I found Atlanta well traversable after 8PM or on a Saturday for example.

The INRIX Scorecard is a pretty decent tool with which you can compare traffic 'severity' between different (and often disparate) cities, and you'll see that there are a number of IMO (internationally) underreported places that suffer from big delays: Belgium, Austin, Stuttgart, etc.

I've seen it and at the moment if you google autobahn on the cities I mentioned, it will post images at various times of the day. Lots of empty autobahn. Not saying you don't have traffic congestion.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:55 AM   #10097
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Voters pass Prop 1, securing billions in funding for Texas roads

Taxes from the oil and gas industry will be a new source of revenue for cash-strapped Texas roads after voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1 Tuesday night.

The measure passed with 80 percent of the vote with 46 percent of the state's precincts reporting.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 12:28 PM   #10098
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I've seen it and at the moment if you google autobahn on the cities I mentioned, it will post images at various times of the day. Lots of empty autobahn. Not saying you don't have traffic congestion.
I don't live there, so I don't particularly care whether or not freeways in Germany are empty, but I'd suggest we stick to the facts for accuracy's sake.
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I-405 West County Connectors, California

First WCC Carpool Link Set to Open on Friday, November 7

The carpool connector allowing drivers to directly transition from the carpool lane on the southbound I-405 to the carpool lane on the eastbound SR-22 is expected to open by 5 a.m. on Friday, November 7. This major milestone will alleviate the merging and weaving that was previously necessary for carpoolers to get from one freeway to the other.

This is the first link in a series of connectors to open as part of the WCC project. Over the next few weeks, crews will finish restriping the freeway in order to accommodate the remaining new carpool connectors. Once the freeway is restriped, there will be two carpool lanes in both directions of the I-405 between the SR-22 and the I-605. The remaining carpool connectors are tentatively scheduled to open in early December.
http://www.octa.net/Freeways-and-Str...ty-Connectors/

This project also widened the busiest segment of I-405 from 14 to 16 lanes.
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If you drive very fast it`s still $20 ? There is no higher speeding tickets ?
For extreme speeds (given the vehicle, conditions, etc.) there is the possibility of being arrested for reckless driving.
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